March 21, 2019

CO2 fractionation is a cosmetic laser procedure that can be used to reduce the appearance of scarring, loose skin, pigment changes, and more. Though it doesn’t work on everything, the procedure can be a fantastic option for those who want to minimize the appearance of shallow or raised scars, dark or brown spots on the skin, wrinkles, thin or loose skin, and other issues.

How Does CO2 Fractionation Work?

SmartSkin CO2 uses a laser to create tiny holes in the skin through a pulsing action that can reduce blemishes. The holes heal quickly because they are extremely small, and the skin loses the appearance of scarring, loose skin, pigment changes, and more as the dead skin is peeled away. This gives the skin a smoother, more youthful look because the specialized laser stimulates collagen production.

When the technique is used on scarred areas of the skin, the rough skin becomes smoother, the ridges become less pronounced, and the overall look of the skin is clearer. Loose skin becomes tighter through the healing process, and the presence of dark spots is reduced when the dead skin on the surface is removed.

What Are the Parameters of the Process?

Most individuals who have a realistic concept of what they can achieve through CO2 fractionation treatment and who are in good physical health are perfect candidates for this treatment. However, there are some parameters to the process.

Specifically, those with skin conditions where flare-ups are common might want to talk to their doctor before choosing this procedure, as it could potentially irritate the skin. In addition, patients with darker skin tones might also have issues with this procedure, as it could affect the overall tone of the patient’s skin. A consultation with a provider at Smart New You before the procedure will help ensure that you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Which Types of Blemishes Can Be Treated?

For the most part, you should not expect SmartSkin CO2 to have an effect on deep or severe blemishes, scars, and other similar issues. SmartSkin CO2 is a great option for creating even pigmentation and smoothing out skin. Still, the procedure is usually highly effective for shallow or small acne scars, loose skin, and pigment changes. This is a great option for anyone considering a more youthful appearance, or an evened out skin tone.

Do You Want to Learn More about CO2 Fractionation?

Call 972-258-7464 or visit our site today to learn more about CO2 fractionation and to set up your first appointment. Our staff is happy to provide you with more information about this procedure and answer your questions about CO2 fractionation treatment for scarring.

 

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3580980/
https://www.reflectionscenter.com/new-jersey-medical-spa-technologies/face/co2-laser-skin-resurfacing/#Dark-Spots-Brown-Spots-and-Sun-Damage
https://www.rodeoderm.com/cosmetic-dermatology/laser-light-treatments/fractionated-co2/
https://procesrusskincare.com/neck/co2-fractional-laser